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  • Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): A Bad Batch

    Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): A Bad Batch

    Jimmy Russell and Eddie Russell, Master Distiller and Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, tell the story of the one bad batch of bourbon made in Jimmy’s lifetime. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27815. Share

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  • Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): A Close-Knit Community

    Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): A Close-Knit Community

    Jimmy Russell and Eddie Russell, Master Distiller and Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discuss cooperation in the industry and the privilege of knowing such legends as Booker Noe and Parker Beam. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27815. Share

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  • Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Eddie’s Early Days

    Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Eddie’s Early Days

    Jimmy Russell and Eddie Russell, Master Distiller and Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, reflect on Eddie’s start in the industry. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27815. Share

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  • Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Tasting Bourbon

    Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Tasting Bourbon

    Jimmy Russell and Eddie Russell, Master Distiller and Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, explain the process of tasting bourbon for quality control purposes. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27815. Share

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  • Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Taking Counsel

    Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Taking Counsel

    Parker and Craig Beam, Master Distillers of Heaven Hill Distilleries, discuss their daily communication about distillery operations. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27683. Share

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  • Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Fire and Recovery

    Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Fire and Recovery

    Parker and Craig Beam, Master Distillers of Heaven Hill Distilleries, tell of how with the help of the community, the distillery recovered from the catastrophic 1996 fire. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27683. Share

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  • Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Day of the Fire

    Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): The Day of the Fire

    In an interview with Parker and Craig Beam, Master Distillers of Heaven Hill Distilleries, Craig tells recounts what happened on the day of the 1996 distillery fire. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27683. Share

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  • Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Harsh Winters

    Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Harsh Winters

    Parker and Craig Beam, Master Distillers of Heaven Hill Distilleries, tell stories from some of the crippling winters of recent years, in which Heaven Hill never shut down because of the cold. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27683. Share

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  • Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Whiskey Thief

    Parker and Craig Beam (Heaven Hill): Whiskey Thief

    Parker and Craig Beam, Master Distillers of Heaven Hill Distilleries, demonstrate one of the tools of the trade, the whiskey thief. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27683. Share

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